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Post Graduate & Post Doctoral Courses

DOING IT ALL: Academic Careers for Women (1) - Being a Woman in a Male Environment

Aim: to encourage and inform women PhD students who are considering advancing to postdoctoral work and an academic career.  This course is designed for career planning for all women PhD students, but in particular for women in areas where there are substantial numbers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels but a major drop in postdoctoral contract research.  The aim is to encourage students into the academic life as a whole (demonstrating its stimulus, flexibility, and variety), and will include topics, such as what we can learn from ‘the great and the good’, consideration of how we use language and self-presentation, and what mentoring can do for you.  It aims to help students anxious about juggling career and family and also meet the needs of those who are not yet at that stage.  An important part of the course will be the involvement of role-models, including successful PDRAs and early-career lecturers as well as more senior women. There will be ample opportunity for discussion with peers and course presenters.

DOING IT ALL: Academic Careers for Women (2) - Juggling Home and Workplace

AIM: to encourage and inform women PhD students who are considering advancing to postdoctoral work and an academic career.  This course is designed for career planning for all women SET PhD students, but may also be of interest to non-SET students considering a future in universities, and will include topics, such as what is great about an academic career focusing on the flexibility, how to go about personal career planning and what support systems are in place in the university to help you.   It aims to help students anxious about juggling career and family and also meet the needs of those who are not yet at that stage. An important part of the course will be the involvement of role-models, including successful PDRAs and early-career lecturers as well as more senior women. There will be ample opportunity for discussion with peers and course presenters.

DOING IT ALL: Academic Careers for Women (3) - Post-doctoral Horizons

Aim: to encourage and inform women pre-doctoral students who are considering advancing to their first research/teaching post, and will include topics such as the importance of network building and developing an international profile, what subject associations can do for you in this respect, and where to go for career guidance and job opportunities.  An important part of the course will be the involvement of role-models, including successful PDRAs and early-career lecturers as well as more senior women.  There will be ample opportunity for discussion with peers and course presenters.

 

Session One: Being a Woman in a Male Environment

 

10.00 am    Introduction                                                                                                Professor Teresa McCormack

10.30 am    The great and the good: the impact of role models                            Dr Jillian Thompson

11.00 am    Coffee

11.30 am    What mentoring can do for you                                                             Ms Linda Carey

11.45am     Mentoring within schools                                                                       Dr Marie Migaud                              

12.00 pm    Making your voice heard at meetings                                                   Professor Sheena Lewis

12.30 pm    Life from a postgraduate’s perspective                                                Ms Amanda Birch

12.45 pm    Life from a postdoctoral perspective                                                     Dr Caitriona Holohan                                  

1.00 pm      Lunch

                                    Session Two: Juggling Home and the Workplace       

 

1.45 pm      What is great about an academic career                                          Professor Christine Maggs

2.15 pm      Personal career planning: doing it all                                               Professor Louise Cosby

2.45 pm      What subject associations can do for you                                        Dr Maria Lohan        

3.15 pm      What Queen’s Gender Initiative can do for you                                Professor Teresa McCormack

3.45 pm       Reinforcement and conclusion                                                         Professor Teresa McCormack